3D mapping of existing routes in Israel

Israel Railways (ISR) / NAN from VIA Consulting & Development GmbH

Israel, September 2018 to May 2022
Digital Map/Digital Twin TRAXIMIZER

The planning and project planning processes are based on up-to-date and accurate infrastructure data. This reduces project risk.

As a result, the plans were updated with the determined distances, and the recorded gradients were documented. NEXTRAIL offers a powerful mobile mapping measuring device for 3D data acquisition optimised for measuring railway infrastructure.


The measuring equipment can be temporarily installed on a train and consists of the following components:

  • GNSS-based inertial navigation system
  • Laser scanner as a detection system for point clouds
  • Camera system for capturing images

Key areas of service

  • Dynamic recording of the infrastructure using the TRAXIMIZER system

  • Evaluation of the measurement data with regard to track axes and relevant elements (such as signals, axle counters, points, balises)

  • Preparation of gradients for ETCS engineering

  • Update of the plans (as-built)

Special features

A complete digital tool chain including measurement, planning and design for over 1,000 km of track.

Contact person

Here you will find your contact person for Data management
Experte Benedikt Wenzel

Dr Benedikt Wenzel

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Railway Data
Dr Benedikt Wenzel is a member of the Executive Board and Head of Railway Data and system/RAMS engineering department at NEXTRAIL GmbH in accordance with EN 5012x. He has over ten years of experience in the fields of European Train Control System (ETCS) and safety. He is also a specialist in data management, including recording, processing and validation.